Wear a Great Story

At Shamak our objective is simple – to inspire and make beautiful sandals. However, our dedication to true South Asian craftsmanship is what sets us apart.

Each sandal is made by local female and male artisans whose families have been perfecting the art of sandalmaking for generations.

Hand-crafted with love

We pay attention to detail. Each Shamak sandal goes through a meticulous 15-step process of craftsmanship. We source some of the finest leathers around, and use the most talented hands in the world of shoemaking.

We Give Back

Every pair sold helps to send a child to school from the villages that help make our sandals. Proceeds from each sale goes towards The Citizens Foundation.

Our Team

Shamak was founded in Austin by the Rizvi brothers, who discovered the vibrant, traditional ‘Madas Sharqi’ sandal while living as American expatriates in the Middle East.